Today in history for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014


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Posted Online: Feb. 14, 2014, 8:29 pm
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2014. There are 319 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The shameful and unprovoked assault on the editor of this paper by a mob led by Maj. J.M. Beardsley is arousing deep indignation throughout the city and county.
1889 -- 125 years ago: M. Lee Galt was elected president of the Illini Club.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Adelphic Literary Society of Augustana College joined the Illinois Association of Literary Societies.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Six Carbon Cliff homes are under quarantine because of smallpox, and some of them have more than one patient ill with the disease.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Brotherhood Week begins tomorrow. Launching the weeklong observance will be a Day of Brotherhood program at 3 p.m. tomorrow in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Moline. Speaker will be Charles L. Smith, professor of Old Testament at Drake Divinity School, Des Moines, Iowa.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island-Milan School Board on Tuesday voted to sell the abandoned Franklin Junior High School for $500 to a group of local churches that hopes to use the building for adult and youth programs.

















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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